|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1860|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1920|
New Jersey, USA
Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military by George Washington Cullum
John E. McMahon
Born New York; Appointed from New York
John Eugene McMahon, Born December 8, 1860
Military History. Major, Artillery Corps, January 25, 1907. Assigned To 6th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907. At Fort Riley, Kansas. Member of Field Artillery Board to March, 1911; President of Field Artillery Board, October 18, 1907.
Major, General Staff, April 20, 1911. Assigned to War College Division, General Staff, April 22, 1911; Lieut. Colonel, Field Artillery May 3, 1911.
Member of Board for Preparing Field Service Regulations, United States Army; assigned To 1st Field Artillery, September 7, 1914. At Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with regiment, October 13, 1914; member of Oahu Defense Board, December 1914 to July 1915.
Colonel, 9th Field Artillery, June 3, 1916; transferred to 16th Field Artillery, August 6, 1917.
Brigadier General, National Army, August 5, 1917; at Camp Custer, Michigan, commanding 160th Field Artillery Brigade, 85th Division; at Camp Dix, New Jersey, commanding 167th Field Artillery Brigade, 92nd Division, October 28, 1917.
Major General, National Army, December 17, 1917; at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, commanding 5th Division (Regular); organized Division and proceeded to France, April 7, 1918; commanded 5th Division, American Expeditionary Force, April 15 to October 18, 1918.
In command of Sector of St. Die, July 19 to August 23; engagement of Frapelle, August 17; Battle of St. Mihiel, September 12; in operations on Argonne-Meuse front, October; commanding Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, October 24, 1918, to January 13, 1919: on sick leave to April 10, 1919; at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on recruiting duty, April 20 to August 29, 1919.
Colonel, United States Army, Retired, October 1, 1919, for Disability Contracted In Line Of Duty. Died, Jan. 28, 1920, At Princeton, New Jersey: Aged 59.
He was a Major General in the National Army and commanded the Fifth Division during World War I. The following excerpt is from the official history of the Fifth Division, United States Army, during the period of its organization and of its operations in the European World War, 1917-1919, The Red Diamond (Meuse) Division by Kenyon Stevenson.
Following the entry of the United States into the World War, Colonel McMahon was appointed Brigadier General, National Army, on August 29th, 1917 and assumed command of the 167th Field Artillery Brigade of the Ninety-second Division, at Camp Dix, New Jersey. General McMahon held this command until the latter part of December, when he was directed to take command of the Fifth Division, Regular Army, being organized at Camp Logan, Texas.
General McMahon was promoted to rank of Major General on February 6th, 1918. Under his direction the Fifth Division successfully completed its preliminary training in the quiet Anould and St. Die sectors of the Vosges Mountains and carried out its mission in helping reduce the St. Mihiel salient in September 1918.
General McMahon was relieved of command of the Fifth Division on October 16th, 1918, and then assigned to the Forty-first Division.
John Eugene McMahon (1834 - 1863)
Esther Bryan McMahon (1835 - 1922)
Caroline Pugsley Bache McMahon (1867 - 1914)
John Eugene McMahon (1890 - 1971)*
Esther Dallas McMahon (1893 - 1928)*
Edward McMahon (1856 - 1857)*
John Eugene McMahon (1860 - 1920)
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 572.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37675162